There's a whole lot of drama in Venezuela surrounding the recent street demonstrations there. And not just in the streets. Lawmakers are also tangled up in some high drama. Take the case of Maria Corina Machado.
Venezuela alleges the US ambassador to Colombia plotted to destabilize and "annihilate" President Nicolas Maduro, just the latest claim in an escalating war of words between the two nations. The claim came shortly before the US House approved a measure calling for sanctions on officials in the Venezuelan government over human rights abuses.
One of the drivers behind the Venezuelan street protests is a lack of basic consumer goods, from toilet paper to food. Now the government thinks it has a partial answer — a sort of supermarket loyalty card that it hopes will cut down on hoarding and speculation. But some critics say the idea is just creepy.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Angel Falls. The world's highest waterfall is located in the Venezuelan state of Bolivar. Anchor Marco Werman gets reaction from Ben Rodriques of Osprey Expeditions in Caracas, Venezuela.
Without Hugo Chavez can "chavismo" survive? This was the question that anchor, Marco Werman posed to Moises Naim, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Miguel Tinker-Salas a professor of Latin American History at Pomona College.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez handily won re-election over the weekend. On the heels of his victory, in a speech to his supporters, he vowed the country would never return to "neo-liberal" economics and would instead deepen its embrace of socialism.
After two months of deadly protests in his country's streets, Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro held talks yesterday with opposition leaders. Venezuela has been plagued by high inflation, shortages of basic goods, and rising crime rates. BBC journalist Daniel Padro spoke about the significance of the talks and how Venezuela is gradually changing.
President Chavez has changed many things about Venezuela, but he hasn't changed the presidential palace. Chavez works in the same building that Venezuelan leaders have been working in for over a century. We want to know the palace's official name.
Just five minutes from The World's studios in Boston is a Venezuelan restaurant: La Casa De Pedro. I traveled there with Senior Producer Andrea Crossan to find some local reaction to the news from Venezuela.